Posted by Twenty20Dollars
Silva is trying to stick it to Dana White.
This is a theory that I was considering too. Maybe he's upset about not being able to fight Roy Jones, maybe he's upset about the opponents he's getting, about the weight he's fighting at, or something else that we're not seeing behind the scenes. If so this could be some kind of protest against the UFC by saying "I'll fulfill my contract, but I won't help you make money".
I brought it up in my camp's forums. Like I said there, it seems unlikely, but it almost seems more likely than Silva fighting that way for no reason at all.